Shared Waters panel discussion


Part 2: Shared Waters: Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee, and St. Louis
While “Chicagoland” is intended to encompass the larger metropolitan area “anchored” by Chicago, water issues increasingly complexify this centralized diagram. Increasingly, challenges and innovations are tackled in parallel across various nodes in a network. As water connects Chicago to increasingly larger systems, it also connects the city to a network of other cities grappling with similar issues. Experts from Chicago, Gary, Milwaukee, and St. Louis will discuss issues that affect these metropolises through shared waters

Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago
Dean Amhaus, President and CEO, Milwaukee Water Council
Derek Hoeferlin, R.A., Assistant Professor of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis
Daniel F. Vicari, P.E., BCEE, Executive Director, Gary Sanitary District | Gary Stormwater Management District

Iker Gil, Director, MAS Studio and Co-Director, Chicago Expander program at Archeworks
Joshua G. Stein, Principal, Radical Craft

After the City, the City
After the City, the City is a forum to address the future of the city accepting that the actuality of our current version of urbanity has surpassed the scale and scope of what we once considered the city. What possibilities open once we let go of antiquated models of the city and what are the possibilities for effecting transformational change within this new configuration? What strategies are most effective in re-shaping structure at differing scales of governance and which actions influence trajectories across scales? As cities across the globe grapple with the notion of resilience and preparedness for cycles of disaster that move beyond the physical, this series assumes the potential for creative planning to emerge from multiple fields. Policy-makers, urbanists, artists, and designers will offer their perspectives on issues that increasingly transgress disciplinary boundaries.

This series of discussions around water issues is organized by the Chicago Expander program at Archeworks and Joshua Stein, in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

For more information about the event please, visit the Chicago Expander website:

Date: February 18, 2014
Location: Chicago Architecture Foundation, Lecture Hall Gallery
Address: 224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604